Parents and caregivers want their children to be happy, healthy, and productive. A focus on health and safety is important for all children as they grow up. Healthy children start to learn skills when they are born. These skills will help them in school and when they are adults.
Teachers can’t do it all! But, sometimes common problems in the classroom and hallways usually extend beyond “bad behavior” and could be indicators of certain health issues. Resolving health issues in school can have a positive impact on attendance and focus during the school day.
Health staff play a pivotal role in a growing child’s life. Doctors, nurses, health educators, and medical support staff all communicate important information to children and families related to physical and mental health and well-being.
Policies and laws help shape school health in practice. As research continues to show how health affects education and vice versa, programs to promote school health are growing. Anyone can be an advocate - students, families, educators, and community members.
The Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource and Training Center provides free trainings to equip all adults in the lives of children with the knowledge and skills to promote strong attendance, community health, and training sensitivity.
For 36 years Children's Health Fund has provided high quality clinical services to children in some of the most underserved communities in the country. The Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative is the next step.
Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource and Training Center is virtual! As new COVID-19
information is becoming available by the day, HRL wants to make sure we can keep
supporting NYC families and educators. This week, we'll focus our deep-dive on how to
incorporate Social Emotional Learning at home.
By the end of this week participants will:
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an incredibly valuable part of the school day to
support student's recognition of feelings and character building. This week in particular,
we'll be talking about Self-Awareness and Self-Management, two core competencies of
CASEL's SEL framework, and how to build these critical skills into virtual learning.
This week's virtual session was focused on social emotional learning. Healthy and Ready
to Learn was joined by two NYC Department of Education staff, a Parent Coordinator from
one of our Technical Assistance Schools and a Restorative Practices Coordinator from the
Office of Safety and Youth Development, to discuss strategies to incorporate SEL
during virtual learning.
In partnership with Counseling in Schools, the Healthy and Ready to Learn team hosted a
virtual parent workshop focused on how to keep the Social Emotional Learning going at home,
how it might help with adjusting to new circumstances, and how to use social emotional learning
at home to help everyone get along better at home.